Jonathan McMahon, Zack Haley and Doug Bream
Liberty head baseball coach Jim Toman has announced that three new members have joined the program's staff. Jonathan McMahon has become the Director of Baseball Operations, while Zack Haley joins the staff as a Volunteer Assistant Coach and Doug Bream as a Student Assistant Coach.
"Jonathan, Zack and Doug are great additions to our staff," stated Toman, now in his sixth year at Liberty. "We are really blessed to get these guys on board."
McMahon graduated from Liberty this past May with a degree in sports management. The Bloomfield, Conn., native is no stranger to the Flames baseball program, having served as a team manager the past two seasons. "Having worked with our team as one of our managers the past two years, Jonathan knows our program well," noted Toman.
Haley was a two-year starter with Flames, earning Big South All-Conference second team honors at shortstop last season. The Prescott, Ariz., native, who graduated from Liberty this past May with a degree in criminal justice, hit .295 and had a .961 fielding percentage as a middle infielder.
"Zack was a big part of our success over the past two years and will be a very good coach for us," stated Toman. "He will assist Coach [Jason] Murray in infield and hitting instruction."
Bream, a former Liberty outfielder/first baseman, returns to his alma mater after playing professional baseball the past two summers. The Elizabethtown, Pa., native was a four-year starter for the Flames, capping his career by being selected to the Big South All-Conference second team in 2011. He finished with a .343 batting average.
"Doug will help with first base and outfield instruction, along with assisting with hitting coaching, while finishing his degree." indicated Toman.
"We are excited about our staff, the 2012-13 season and the ongoing construction of our new stadium."
Liberty will open fall practice on Sept. 14 at Worthington Stadium.
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